SECTION27 invites you to Mark Heywood's farewell lecture.
This was a heated topic on our WhatsApp group earlier this month and funny enough, Stian sent a chat that a woman sitting next to him on the plane was breastfeeding…Quite funny since we have been discussing about it and even though the discussion had died down it suddenly erupted again. Well, my personal take on it at first was that women can feed anywhere, it doesn’t matter as long as they cover up and some of my mates where just not for that compromise, especially the females in the group.
Government will consider a Constitutional Court appeal following its defeat in a Bloemfontein court on 15 March 2016.
Government was appealing a Pretoria High Court ruling which stated that because South Africa is a signatory to the Rome Statute‚ Al-Bashir should have been arrested when attended the African Union Summit in June.
In the same vein, Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh‚ executive director of the Southern African Litigation Centre says that they were delighted that the Supreme Court of Appeal had dismissed the government's appeal.
International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8 March and in South Africa we also celebrate Women’s Day on 9 August every year. South Africa comes in at eighth place on a world classification table of women in national parliament. These are all developments that deserve to be applauded as the nation is taking strides towards the ultimate goal of achieving women’s rights. However, in the same instance it is never enough until we reach the peak of equality in all spheres, when women’s dignity and rights can be fairly observed in our nation.
Bishops welcome same-sex couples
Same-sex advocacy groups have applauded a decision by Anglican bishops from across Southern Africa to welcome gay and lesbian couples into congregations as full church members.
The Triangle Project, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people rights (LGBTI) organisation, welcomed the decision, saying that, “While this is a first step, any step which moves towards inclusion and tackling the stigma against LGBTI people should be welcomed...”
The African National Congress (ANC) held its 100th birthday celebrations from 6-8 January 2011 in Mangaung, Free State, where it was formed in 1912. The celebrations featured events which were attended by among others, sitting and former heads of state, ANC members and supporters from all over South Arica and the alliance partners.
Below are the messages of support to mark the ANC’s centenary:
Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) is a non-profit think tank, based in Johannesburg, committed to advancing the Constitution and to supporting the eradication of poverty and inequality in South Africa, and in the sub-region, through empirical research and advocacy.
SPII seeks to appoint a full-time Intern.
‘Brave, Creative and Resilient: The State of Young Feminist Organising’s’ main findings indicate that despite the fact that young feminist organisations are using innovative strategies to tackle some of the most pressing issues of our time, with some of the most vulnerable populations, they are strikingly under-resourced and their sustainability is in jeopardy. The summary below provides a ‘snapshot’ of who young feminist organisations are, the issues and strategies they work on, and the financial and political realities that shape their work.
The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is a regional non-governmental human rights organisation that is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. SALC seeks the services of a senior consultant to assist the organisation develop monitoring and evaluation tools to monitor the impact of its litigation and training initiatives.
Specific tasks of the assignment will include:
KwaZulu-Natal Christian Council (KZNCC) is a fellowship of churches and church based organisations in KwaZulu-Natal Province, and affiliated to the South African Council of Churches. Its vision and mission statement is that, KZNCC and its members and partners cooperate to express their Christian faith, identify and respond to the challenges in the province and promote peace, justice, equality, human rights and integrity of creation, thereby contributing towards the empowerment of all who are spiritually, socially and economically marginalised.